Patty lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes both Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has published over 15 novels and has sold short stories to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Patty was trained as a agricultural scientist, and if you look behind her stories, you will find bits of science sprinkled throughout.
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on July 02, 2015 :
Ambassador was a great read. Filled with humour, emotion and excellent characterisations, it was also thoughtful and raised plenty of questions about today's world (as all good sci-fi does). The book reminded me a little of dune (desert nations, ecological issues, monopoly controlled interstellar travel) but reminded me even more of Herbert's deepest work (and my favourite) The Dosadi Experiment. Both works explore the complexities of working across multiple alien cultures--especially legal and political systems. While the aliens of Ambassador are still, essentially, human, the issues raised across the two books are similar. At the same time, Ambassador is more accessible than The Dosadi Experiment--more human, dare I say. And that is its strength, and it's weakness. Cory sometimes seems a little too obsessed with sex and romance given the circumstances he finds himself in.
Well worth a read, and book 2 beckons.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 19, 2015 :
Thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing book.The characters are well fleshed out, interactions are believable.The mystery involved in the story was also very compelling. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 26, 2014 :
This drops you into the middle of a situation, where the reader must figure out the setting, and details are explained as if you are already familiar with the background. It's unclear who is good or evil, or what everyone's motives are, and often it's unclear what is even going on. So, just like real life.
The future Earth, the alien worlds, and most of the characters were unpleasant. The politics that drove the plot were tedious. Again, just like real life. However, it was enjoyable to read about someone navigating through the situation.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)